At slow speed we all seem focused,
In motion we seem wrong
sang Alien Ant Farm in their song “Movies”.
Well, no, no, no. At slow speed you sound like The Calling singing “Wherever You May Go” guys. Exactly the same. The Calling are background music to wherever I go at the moment and each time I hear them I think of Alien Ant Farm and the excellent video in the movie theatre. Who else feels the same? And is it ok? Is it something new and allowable (a sort of sampling) that producers do? I felt let down when The Feelers released the single Communicate because it sounded in part exactly like the Pixies’ “Where is Your Mind” (it’s on the soundtrack of Fight Club). Then I found out that the Pixies actually produced the album that Communicate is on. That doesn’t make it right in my opinion but at least it’s not plagiarism.
I have a soft spot for bands like Blink 182 (apart from the dwarfs) and Alien Ant Farm. They’re personified anti-depressants. If they have been ripped off, it’s not fair. Does anyone agree they might have been? And if speeding things up becomes fashionable is The Funeral March going to be a hit soon?